Title-chasers Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride will square-off in a crucial encounter in the penultimate set of matches of the group phase of the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago today.Second and third, respectively, in Group A with 10 and nine points each, the two will enter the contest knowing that a win for eight team would all but secure them a place in the semi-finals.Group leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, who oppose cellar dwellers ICC America, are presently on 17 points and have already qualified for the semi-finals.”It’s a (virtual) must-win for both of us, so I guess they (Barbados) will be playing it like a final and we will be doing the same,” Jamaica’s captain, John Campbell, said yesterday.The return-led round-robin fixture will see both teams entering the contest with a win two, lose two record, with Jamaica ahead based on having two bonus points compared to Barbados’ one.The Scorpions, however, can claim bragging rights, having defeated Barbados by two wickets when the two met earlier this week.Led by a man-of-the-match bowling performance of three for 18 from left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica bowled out the Pride for a mere 138 before replying with 139 for eight.The in-form Andre McCarthy, who also has a tournament century, and Antiguan Devon Thomas led the batting for the Scorpions with 49 and 33, respectively.However, with the end of the Australian Test series both teams have been strengthened with the return of West Indies players to their line-ups.Barbados has been injected with seven players – Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowich, Miguel Cummins, and Jomel Warrican, while Jamaica will benefit from the return of Jerome Taylor and Jermaine Blackwood.”They have got back all their players from Australia, and have a better squad, and are also coming off a win, so they should be confident,” remarked Campbell.”But we are not too concerned,” he said. “We have seen signs of improvement throughout the tournament, and, it is just for us to put it together.”Jamaica will play the Americas and Barbados will tackle Trinidad in the final set of group matches scheduled for Sunday.The semi-finals will be played next Wednesday and Thursday, with the final carded for next Saturday, all at Queen’s Park Oval.
Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe search for Calvin Abueva continues and Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes seems to have reached his breaking point.The outspoken mentor on Sunday issued an ultimatum with the energetic Alaska forward still nowhere to be found.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “[He’s got some] personal matters to take care of,” the American mentor previously said when asked where Abueva is.Reyes was obviously irked with the continuous disappearance of Abueva with the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup fast approaching.“There’s no news. We’re trying to contact him through Alaska, through their team manager, but there’s none,” he said.Reyes added that Abueva’s spot in the 12-man roster in Fiba Asia is in danger if he continues his disappearing act.But the veteran tactician said that he has yet to make a final decision, hoping that Abueva will eventually show up in the team’s practices on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sweep of Pocari a confidence-booster for Bali Pure, says Malabanan McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES “If he doesn’t come by tomorrow, we’re going to be forced to drop him. We have no other recourse,” said Reyes on Sunday during the national team practices at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.Abueva has been absent since the team resumed practice on Thursday and has yet to reach out to anyone regarding his status.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The information that got to Reyes was the same detail which Alaska coach Alex Compton shared when asked why the Kapampangan forward was absent on Friday in the Aces’ 101-92 defeat to Star.READ: Compton says absent Abueva dealing with ‘personal matters’ “That’s the big problem. I’m still yet to think about it,” he said.Abueva last saw action with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Seaba Championship, where he averaged 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists.His presence is going to be much needed, especially with naturalized big man Andray Blatche opting to sit out the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
CJIA expansion projectWith calls mounting for a thorough probe into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, the Audit Office of Guyana (AOG) has confirmed that it will be launching an audit into the controversial project.Auditor General Deodat SharmaIn an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Auditor General Deodat Sharma noted that he has the power to conduct the audit whether it is requested or not. And according to the AG, he is currently making preparations for the audit.According to Sharma, both a value-for-money and an overall financial audit will be conducted into the airport, the US$150 million expansion project and its associated expenditure. However, he noted that it was too premature to name a definitive date for the start of the audit.“I would be doing it on my own, because it’s a very important issue right now… CJIA is part of my audit portfolio,” Sharma said, when asked if Government had approached him to conduct the audit.In 2012, under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration, Guyana secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyana Government was slated to inject some US$12 million.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonUpon completion, the Airport is expected to have four air passenger boarding bridges for arrivals and departures; a 450-seat departure area, escalators and elevators in addition to an extended runway catering for larger categories of aircraft.However, the extension of works into 2019 comes in disparity to an earlier commitment by Government whereby it pledged that the works associated with the expansion would have been completed by the last quarter of 2018. Initially, the project was scheduled to be completed within 32 months of its commencement in 2013. Later on, officials were optimistic of the project being completed by 2017.The A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) when in Opposition had cut the funds the then Government – PPP/C – had allocated for the CJIA expansion.Calls have been mounting for an audit into the CJIA expansion projectEven though it inherited and took control of the project almost four years ago, the coalition Government has of late been throwing the blame for the delays at the feet of the former Administration.According to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, in a statement via his social media account on Monday last, the coalition Government is not at fault as it has done its best to make do.Claiming that the absence of preliminary reports hampered the project, Patterson went on to accuse the former Administration of allowing extra sand filling and determining the cost of the sand.But former Public Works Minister Robeson Benn had promptly responded, denying claims that the project was not supervised in its early stages and throwing his support behind calls for “a full-fledged public investigation” into the project.In a statement on Tuesday, Benn questioned how a fixed-price contract was allowed to deviate to such an extent. He noted that there have been extensive modifications to the project, with the plans for a new stand-alone terminal building being changed to an Arrival Hall addition to the old terminal building.He had also noted that instead of eight bridges, Guyana was only getting four. Benn had also observed that the mezzanine floor with escalators to a viewing gallery had been cut out from the construction; and the building’s footprint and actual total square footage are now less than what was contracted for.
2019 BCB Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls…ꟷ RH Tigers reach Lower Corentyne semisThe packed Berbice 2019 cricket season continued last weekend with several important matches being completed despite heavy rainfall, which affected some games.The winning Rose Hall Canje teamThe Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is aiming to complete all of the tournaments it started in 2019, including the Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sports-sponsored 100 Balls Tournament by the end of December. The tournament, which involves over 80 cricket teams, is being played in four different zones. The champions from these four different tournaments would then go on to play each other to decide the overall Berbice Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls winners. The four zones are West Berbice, New Amsterdam-Canje, Lower-Central Corentyne and Upper Corentyne. Playing at the Area H Ground, Rose Hall Tigers, consisting of mostly veteran Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) members, defeated Tamarind Root to become the first team from Lower Corentyne to reach the semi-finals of that zone. Tamarind Root were dismissed for 96 off 18.2 overs, with S Jugister (18); Dillip Rangasammy (15) and David Prahalad (16) being the principal scorers. Jamal Jarvis, Khemraj Mahadeo, and Therbuwan Jagdeo took two wickets for 8, 15 and 20 runs apiece respectively for RHT Tigers. In reply, the home team raced to 99 for 3 as former Guyana Under-19 player Balchand Baldeo scored 48 not out and Delbert Hicks, 15 not out. The batsmen dismissed were Mark Papannah (12); Rondalph Lewis (0) and Jamal Jarvis (4). D Looknauth took 2 for 20 in a losing cause. RHT Tigers will play the winners of the Albion versus Fyrish quarter-final in the lone semi-final match while the winners of the RHT Bakewell and Chesney game will advance to the final after drawing a bye.Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club continued their remarkable progress in Berbice cricket by advancing to the final of the New Amsterdam-Canje Zone by defeating Police in the quarterfinals and then upsetting favourites Young Warriors CC in the semi-finals. On Saturday, they defeated Police by 103 runs. Batting first, they amassed 238 for 7 from their 100 balls with Moonsammy Verasammy hitting a majestic 126 not out while Jermone Henry (35) offered support. K Amsterdam took 2 for 20 for Police, who in reply reached 135 for 8. Amsterdam returned with the bat to score 35. Left-arm spinner Mark Sampson took six wickets for 20 and Balram Samaroo 2 for 18.On Sunday, Rose Hall Canje restricted Young Warriors Cricket Club (YWCC) to 85 for 6 off their 100 balls, with Mortimer Fraser, Sanjay Khan and A Khan being the top scorers as Mark Sampson (2 for 12) and Raymond Vankenie (2 for 18) bowled well for the home team. Needing to score 86 runs to book a place in the final, RH Canje reached 86 for 3 in 13.2 overs. Michael Campbelle blasted a quick-fire 32 while J Henry was unbeaten on 30 as was skipper Ameer Rahaman on 11 not out. Kassim Khan and Anil Beharry took a wicket each for 7 and 17 respectively for YWCC.Young Warriors had reached the semi-finals by getting past Betsy Ground by 76 runs at the Cumberland Ground on Saturday. They scored 152 for 4 from 100 balls with Trevon Stanislaus (76 – including eight boundaries and four sixes) and Suresh Dhanai (32 not out – including three boundaries and two sixes), leading the way. Kishan Gangaram took 2 wickets for 24 runs for Betsy Ground. Betsy Ground, in reply, were bundled out for a meagre 76 with only Y Jugister (12) and Gangaram (12) reaching double figures as Stanislaus, Sanjay Khan and Kassim Khan took two wickets apiece. East Bank Blazers have already reached the semi-finals and will play the winners of Flying Star v Guymine CC scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019.
“We have had a problem, particularly with the transients. If they don’t come and register every 30 days, we don’t know where they have gone,” Waite said, explaining that transients have to register every 30 days under state law, while people who have stable residences register once a year. In 1947, California was the first state in the nation to enact a sex-offender registration law, and the state’s Megan’s Law was enacted in 1996, allowing law local enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex-offender registrants who could pose a risk to the public. The law is named for a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered by a known child molester who had moved across the street from her family. Sgt. Randy Foushee of the Simi Valley Police Department said the grant will help all the local law enforcement agencies in an important task. “The law enforcement community recognizes that we need to communicate on a regular basis because some of these sex offenders are moving around from community to community,” he said. “We have to communicate and we are doing that.” In November, California voters approved Proposition 83, known as Jessica’s Law, to improve monitoring of sex offenders and increase penalties and restrictions on where sex offenders can live. The law is named after a 9-year-old Florida girl raped and murdered in 2005. Among other things, the new law bars registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any school or park. Once police find that someone is not at a site where they have registered, “We immediately start looking, make contact and make sure they are complying with the rules,” Waite said. Of the new task force, he said, “It makes the whole system run more efficiently.” Officials said the $687,750 grant from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will be divided among the three counties to improve training and public awareness of the laws governing people registered as sex offenders and how the public can use the Megan’s Law Web site to monitor their neighborhoods. In California, www.meganslaw.ca.gov keeps track of more than 60,000 registered sex offenders. The grant money also will provide for a deputy to work full time tracking registered sex offenders and act as a deterrent by letting the sex-offender registrants know they are being monitored, Waite said. “It allows us to update our systems,” he said, “get ahold of these guys, see what they look like now, and keep track of them.” email@example.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A state grant is helping the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department keep better track of registered sex offenders with a new task force involving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The $687,750 grant will help the sheriff’s departments in the tri-county area work with local police departments and immigration and probation agencies. “It helps us better track the sex registrants and keep the database updated. It makes the whole system run more efficiently,” said Sgt. Tim Waite, a supervisor of the Sexual Assault Unit for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The new task force is called the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team.
Minister Paschal Donohoe launches the Aer Lingus service this afternoon. Pic Donegal Daily.Aer Lingus Regional has made its first flight on its brand new service to Donegal.The service, operated by Stobart Air, flew its first flight from Dublin Airport this morning.The airline will operate twice daily return flights, seven days a week. Stobart Air successfully tendered for the Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract last November.Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe was aboard the airline’s inaugural flight.Minister Donohoe said the new route is will provide “an essential link between Donegal and the capital”.He revealed how there were 199,000 foreign visitors to Donegal in 2013 and they spent €128 million. Passengers can now book flights from Donegal to the US and avail of the US immigration pre-clearance facilities at Dublin. It’s also hoped the route will increase tourism numbers in the northwest and along the Wild Atlantic Way.Anne Bonner, Managing Director of Donegal Airport, said the new route will provide an “essential air service for the people of Donegal and enable the region to access business and tourism markets that were otherwise difficult to access”.Aer Lingus Regional will also operate a new Donegal to Glasgow service, with up to four flights per week.Dinny McGinley TD says the daily flights between Dublin and Donegal are a tremendous boost to the people of Donegal, to businesses in the area and to tourism prospects.“Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, have won the PSO (Public Service Obligation) route from Donegal and they will fly twice daily return flights seven days a week year round. “Stobart Air know the route, they were there before and I wish them every success.“Donegal, along with Kerry are the only two airports who have retained the valuable PSO link. This is extremely important in maintaining connectivity between Dublin and Donegal, and in allowing people from Donegal to travel further afield with ease.“The awarding of the PSO to Stobart Air for the Donegal route is concrete recognition of the Government’s commitment to regional and peripheral areas.”AER LINGUS LAUNCHES ITS NEW DAILY FLIGHTS TO DUBLIN was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aer lingusDonegal AirportMinister Paschal Donohoe
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WASHINGTON – San Fernando Valley Republicans laid low Wednesday as congressional Democrats crowed over the resounding defeat of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reform agenda. “Who’s the ‘girlie man’ now?” taunted Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, recalling the insult Schwarzenegger used to describe his Democratic opponents in the state Legislature. Yet despite failure of Schwarzenegger’s pet initiatives, even congressional Democrats aren’t ready to say, “Hasta la vista, baby,” to the governor. “Schwarzenegger is still a formidable personality,” said Sherman, noting “His agenda and method of governing has been rejected by the voters.” “It sends a lesson that he’s not an action star in an action movie. He’s supposed to be a governor of a state. He’s supposed to work to move an agenda and back off the cliches and threats and get down to working in the world in which he was elected,” Berman said. “If he doesn’t change, I think he will lose.” “I think this election has to sober him,” Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles said. “It’s clearly a rejection of Schwarzenegger.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, said, “I don’t think he’s finished, but I hope his style of governing is a thing of the past.” Among Republicans, Rep. Elton Gallegly of Thousand Oaks, did not return a call, while Rep. David Dreier of Glendora issued a statement saying, “Gov. Schwarzenegger will not be deterred in his efforts to bring reform to California, despite (Tuesday’s) results.” But Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said he was surprised all the initiatives failed – particularly Proposition 73, mandating parental notifications of abortions for minors – and he denounced the millions of dollars that Schwarzenegger opponents spent demonizing the governor. “It’s probably a wake-up call to show how tough the game of politics is, and when you take on big battles you got to really fight hard,” McKeon said. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and I think he will.” Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, who with Republican Rep. John Doolittle, R-Granite Bay, led the battle against Schwarzenegger’s redistricting plan, predicted Schwarzenegger would be defeated in 2006 if he runs for re-election unless he starts working with Democrats and independents.
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